US states and cities are walking back bans on the use of facial recognition as crime rates rise, but concerns about the technology’s accuracy and racial bias continue. Photo: Shutterstock
US states and cities are walking back bans on the use of facial recognition as crime rates rise, but concerns about the technology’s accuracy and racial bias continue. Photo: Shutterstock

Facial recognition bans become less palatable amid surging crime rates in US cities

  • Virginia will end a prohibition on the use of the technology by local police in July and California and the city of New Orleans could be next
  • Critics have pointed to racial biases in facial recognition, but police say they need every possible tool to combat rising crime

US states and cities are walking back bans on the use of facial recognition as crime rates rise, but concerns about the technology’s accuracy and racial bias continue. Photo: Shutterstock
US states and cities are walking back bans on the use of facial recognition as crime rates rise, but concerns about the technology’s accuracy and racial bias continue. Photo: Shutterstock
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